If You're Left-Handed, You're More Likely To Be a Genius
You could be a true lefty and not even know it yet.
What do Oprah Winfrey, Justin Bieber and Jennifer Lawrence all have in common? No, it's not that their absolutely swimming in dollar, dollar bills - it's the fact that they're all left-handed (ok, so the dollar bills thing is also true but that's not the point).
Being left-handed has long been associated with intelligence and according to a new study, people with left-hand preferences are more likely to be a genius, which kinda makes sense when you think that Aristotle, Mozart, and Marie Curie were all lefties.
When talking about hand preferences, the study is referring to your go-to hand in daily activities like waving, brushing your teeth and catching. So even if you don't write with your left hand you could totes still be a genius if you find you use it more on the whole than you do your right.
The clever people behind the study at IFL Science reckon those who have a left-hand preference "on average, [have] a more developed right-brain hemisphere", which helps when it comes to processing and understanding spatial awareness.
The study also found that the bundle of nerve cells connecting the two brain hemispheres (AKA the corpus callosum) is usually larger on left-handers, which makes them faster at processing information than those with a right-hand preference.
To come to these results a series of experiments were carried out on 2,300 people of different ages. Each participant was asked to complete the same questionnaire to assess their hand preference and the results show that when it came to difficult problem solving, left-handed folk came out on top.
The results don't look good for the right-handers either, and the stuy adds: "Extreme right-handers, individuals who said they prefer to use their right hand for all items on the handedness test, under-performed in all the experiments compared to moderate right-handers and left-handers."
All hail the lefties!